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Old 04-10-2008, 09:30 AM   #1  
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Default Blu ray will succeed! Reasons Why...

Please give your opinions on why Blu ray will succeed, in spite of attempted coups by HD VMD, Super Upconversion, the popularity of DVD etc...
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Old 04-10-2008, 09:35 AM   #2  
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Because all they have is time, and they are already picking up momentum(The PS3 helps in a huge way). BD has got the studio support, and is the best you can get in movie form right now. Downloads, or movies on little memory sticks like some people talk about, are FAR in the future. BD has plenty of time to come out of niche status.
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I do believe blu-ray can become a successful format. It may be "niche" compared to dvd, but it can still be successful.

I believe the increased PQ and AQ will be enough to draw enough consumers that strive for the best to become successful.

Sony's marketing ability is a great plus to increase the growth to many new customers.

WIth HD-DVD fading out of the picture, most of these consumers, who already have the HDM fever, will now buy into BD.

The fence sitters will slowly buy into BD as their budget allows.

This Christmas should be great boost to BD, with cheaper players and all studios firmly on board with new and increased releases, IMO.

2009 should be a big year for HDM.


No one should expect this to happen overnight.
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Old 04-10-2008, 09:46 AM   #4  
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It will succeed because there is a growing market for HDM, despite repeated claims saying otherwise.
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Will Blu-ray succeed? That depends how you define succeed. Blu-ray has several things working against it as follows:

1) Price - This is probably the number 1 reason why Blu-ray has had such SLOW growth. They have to be able to get 2.0 players down below $300 by the end of this year and it is looking rather grim at this point

2) HD VMD and Downloads - This has also hampered Blu-ray growth and it will continue to get worse as people begin to discover and realize the conveience of a simple download. Remember bandwidths can only become larger.

3) DVD - As stated many times on this forum DVD is still very firmly entrenched in the average consumer's thoughts and home. Most consumers have spent plenty of money on decent upconverts DVD players and see no reason to spend $400 or more for a Blu-ray player

4) HDTVs - It was predicted earlier this year that HDTVs would come down in price. Well, they have not come down in price yet and some have actually gone up in price.

5) Recession - The U.S. is already knee-deep in a recession, with the value of the dollar declining every week. This hurts not only the American economy, but the rest of the world as well.

So there really are several reasons as to why Blu-ray will probably not succeed. By the time Blu-ray can capture a majority (51%) of the home video market there will be something better than 1080p and then Blu-ray becomes obsolete. The facts simply show that Blu-ray will more than likely not do better than becoming a niche product.
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Just seeing this type of posts makes me wonder if it can. Obviously, there are plenty of doubts. First and foremost, getting the public at large to buy into it.

It's the same ole arguments, same ole questions IMO.

Time will tell and speculating does little..

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But Goofnut, you are supposed to state your opinion why BD could succeed, not why it should fail. Please try again.

But i agree that "it depends how you define succeed".
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Just seeing this type of posts makes me wonder if it can. Obviously, there are plenty of doubts. First and foremost, getting the public at large to buy into it.

It's the same ole arguments, same ole questions IMO.

Time will tell and speculating does little..

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I agree.

I'm just trying to enjoy what we have. Afterall, there's nothing we can do about it. You can either enjoy, or forgetaboutit.

And if it should die, it dies! Big deal, the world goes on! Something else will always be out there to take over.
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Time will tell and speculating does little..

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True, but count the posts on this forum after all speculation is removed. It won't take more than a minute
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I agree.

I'm just trying to enjoy what we have. Afterall, there's nothing we can do about it. You can either enjoy, or forgetaboutit.

And if it should die, it dies! Big deal, the world goes on! Something else will always be out there to take over.
I am enjoying the hell out of the content. I like what has come out of this as far as seeing my SDs upconverted. I can only hope that more titles I like are released on BD.

I would never state that I'll never buy or watch SD again. Heck, I just picked up a few classic SDs last week that will probably never hit BD. They look so much better than 480!
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From the MW Dictionary . . . Succeed:

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It will succeed because the people who create the content like it for themselves. Niche is still successful.
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Because Sony have announced on its forum that the PS3 will get a firmware upgrade 2.30 that will enable DTS-MA!!!!
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It will succeed because the people who create the content like it for themselves. Niche is still successful.
Niche does not mean successful. In this case niche means failure.
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It will succeed because the people who create the content like it for themselves.
Yes it seems a lot of big Hollywood directors love it.
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